Just call me Mark....

After years of studying, teaching and creating art, mostly acrylic paintings, I was diagnosed with diabetic retinopathy. 

I was pronounce legally blind!

One of the things that I feared the most was that I would  never paint again.  I started looking for a way to create, in spite of  my diminished vision. This led to my current technique – a hybrid of  traditional painting and digital assistance.  You see, I discovered that  by hooking my computer up to my 55 inch TV I could zoom in and do my  work.    Now, my vision is back to normal.   With the help of a very good doctor and a couple miracles along the way,  my vision was restored. This painting was done for a show themed “The Healing Power  of Art”.  The image at the top was what I could see for most of 2015.   The next one down was 2016.  The third from the top is 2017, when I  started painting again.  The bottom shows my current vision,  illustrating my miraculous recovery.